The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) is holding an exhibition on glass of the Islamic world. Opening to the public between 1 August 2012 and 7 January 2013 on the fourth level of the Museum of Islamic Art, the two exhibitions will explore Islamic glass, from both an ancient and modern perspective.

Featuring the contributions of ancient and medieval glassmaking techniques, methods and history of the production of Islamic glass, ‘The Intelligence of Tradition: Antiquity and Early Islamic Glass’ exhibition will be on view in the east gallery. Short films on glass blowing and decorative techniques used in the Islamic world will be on show as well.

The ‘Illuminations: the Mosque Lamp as Iconographic Image’ exhibition in the west gallery will showcase mosque lamps highlighting their iconographic symbolism in Islamic art.

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge.

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